Six Suites for Violoncello Solo - 3-DVD Set (BWV 1007-1012). Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by David Starkweather. String ensemble. Grade 5. DVD. Published by Latham Music Enterprises (LA.730150).
Performed by David Starkweather, professor of cello at the University of Georgia School of Music, this 3-DVD set of the Bach Cello Suites features video from a variety of camera angles, with uncompressed stereo PCI audio recorded in Hodgson Concert Hall at the University of Georgia. The discs offer a choice of four views: performance; performance with score; manuscripts with score; and scenery. One can choose to watch the scrolling score from Starkweather's edition, along with manuscripts of Anna Magdalena Bach, Johann Kellner, and, in "Suite No. 5," the lute manuscript of J. S. Bach. The angle button flips the view seamlessly between the performance with score and the manuscripts with score. Extras include scholarly examination of the manuscripts titled "Disagreement of Sources for the Bach Cello Suites" and "Comparison of Copyists' Accuracy," a backstage tour of the recording sessions, and pdf documents of Starkweather's performing and manuscript editions. [NTSC 720x480, 4:3, DVD-9].